Rita Coolidge

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Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge performing at an outdoor concert in Seattle in September 2002.
Background information
Birth name Rita Coolidge
Born May 1, 1945 (1945-05-01) (age 69)
Origin Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
Genres Pop, adult contemporary, country, Native American,[1] soft rock
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1969–present
Labels A&M
Monument
Attic
Alpha
Spectrum
Pony Canyon
Caliber/Critique
Beacon
Innerworks
Concord
Associated acts Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Cocker
Website Rita Coolidge official website

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American singer. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard's pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz charts.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Coolidge is part Cherokee, and this influences her music.[2]

Coolidge married Tatsuya Suda on June 19, 2012 in the Cook Islands.[3] Coolidge was married to Kris Kristofferson from 1973–1980.[1] They have one daughter, Casey. Coolidge also had romantic relationships with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. Her leaving Stills for Nash has been said to be a reason behind the 1970 breakup of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.[4]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums (North American)[change | change source]

Year Album Peak positions Label
US US Country CAN
1971 Rita Coolidge 105 71 A&M
Nice Feelin' 135
1972 The Lady's Not for Sale 46 27
1974 Fall Into Spring 55 41
1975 It's Only Love 85
1977 Anytime...Anywhere 6 23 4
1978 Love Me Again 32 39
1979 Satisfied 95 58
1980 Greatest Hits 107 47
1981 Heartbreak Radio 160
1983 Never Let You Go
1984 Inside the Fire
1992 Love Lessons Caliber/Critique
1996 Out of the Blues Beacon
1998 Thinkin' About You Innerworks
2005 And So Is Love Concord

Albums with Kris Kristofferson[change | change source]

Year Album Peak positions Label
US Country US CAN
1973 Full Moon 1 26 7 A&M
1974 Breakaway 19 103 81 Monument
1978 Natural Act 24 106 A&M

International albums[change | change source]

Year Album Label
1990 Fire Me Back Attic
1991 Dancing with an Angel
1993 For You Alpha
1995 Behind the Memories Pony Canyon

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [1] AllMusic.com Biography
  2. "Rita Coolidge Biography". Musicianguide.com. http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608003484/Rita-Coolidge.html. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  3. Tribune, Chicago. "Rita Coolidge marriage". http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-celebrity-coolidgewedding-jpg,0,347572.photo. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  4. Zimmer, Dave, and Diltz, Henry (1984). Crosby Stills & Nash: The Authorized Biography (First edition), St. Martin’s Press, ISBN 0-312-17660-0.